All of us here at Youth Against Poverty are excited for some new projects and goals! One way to help expand our outreach is through developing social media. We encourage our supporters to check out our new Twitter (https://twitter.com/YouthAgainstPov) and see the developments on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Against-Poverty/120734315517?fref=ts) We really appreciate your continued support for our organization! Our work would not be nearly as effective without your constant actions and encouragement!
Youth Against Poverty will have its first meeting this Friday in its new office that is located in Menlo Park, CA. There the YAP team, consisting of 7 youth members, will discuss our plans for this summer such as:
- Future fundraisers we will be holding (possibly another pop-up store)
- How we will effectively raise awareness to more youth in our community
- Preparing to write and draft grants
- Re-designing the YAP website to make a more professional, youth-oriented template
- How we will "trigger the youth's passions" by planning immersions to homeless shelters in San Francisco (Compass Family Services Children's Center) and San Jose
Youth Against Poverty will be awarded the Community Impact Award by Compass Family Services on 4/23 at the Fairmont Hotel for raising over $25,000 towards helping children who come from homeless, working families in San Francisco, as well as donating 123 pairs of shoes to many of these children. YAP wants to thank Converse for its collaboration on various fundraisers that have helped us raise this much money, ShoebizSF for helping sponsor the fundraisers, Passerrelle and all YAP members for their support and help.
For more information about the event, click here
YAP will donate $17,000 to Global Family Philanthropy in support of building a medical clinic in Haiti.
This money we raised is from the previous pop-up fundraiser we had in June in Los Altos, Ca.
GFP has found a potential place to build a clinic in Northern Haiti, which is close to the Dominican Republic border. This clinic will serve as a stepping stone in alleviating the rapid spread of cholera, malaria, and Dengue fever that is prevalent in Haiti today.
Below is a check for $17,000 to GFP.
On December 21, YAP collaborated with Shoebiz in launching the limited edition End of the World Shoes, designed by Alan Gonzalez and Kris Mestizo.
The shoes were sold at a retail price of $60 with all proceeds (100%) directed to YAP
We raised a total of $8,000 in this launch, in which we will donate the money to Compass Family Services
Compass will use this money to give full-day childcare for 70 children ages 0-5 as well as a specialized early childhood curriculum and up-to-date immunizations for all children.
We want to give our special thanks to Twitter for helping spread our event and cause by structuring our social media outreach.
Below is a cashier's check to Compass Family Services.